How Onna-Bugeisha, Feudal Japan's Women Samurai, Were Erased From History
While most Japanese women were subject to rigid social expectations of domesticity, onna-bugeisha women warriors who were known to be to be every bit as strong, capable, and courageous as their male counterparts
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The 'Westworld' Season Two Trailer Teases the Possibility of More Parks
The most tantalizing moment of the new footage is the least action-packed.
The Samurai Lives on in These Dazzling Digital Drawings
The Mexican American artist incorporates traditional Japanese folklore and American animation in these kick ass character designs.
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We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade
In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.
The Story of ‘For Honor’ Is the Most Fantastic Nonsense
It makes zero sense, and its makers don’t even try to root it in realism. But that’s what’s wonderful about it.
A Robot Challenged a Sword Master to a Battle of Blades
The Yaskawa Bushido Project gives new meaning to the term "samurai code."
This Might Be the Most Beautiful Knife Collection Ever
We got an inside look at the blade collection of a man who provides some of Europe's best chefs with their knives.
‘Nioh’ Is a Richly Detailed, Devilishly Challenging RPG That’s Just Too Tough for Me
Team Ninja’s samurai adventure is Souls-like in its difficulty—which is fine if you have the time to embrace it, says co-director Yosuke Hayashi.
Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display
Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?
Samurai Jack Is Coming Back to TV
Genndy Tartakovsky's beloved samurai returns on Adult Swim in 2016.
Samurai Sword-Wielding Man 'Tried to Stab Himself' at Manhattan Apple Store
No injuries have been reported, and the MacBooks are okay after a scare at the Manhattan Apple store on Friday afternoon.
Why Most Photos You See of Feudal Japan Are Deceptive
Samurai were fascinated by the chemistry of photography, which was seen as a symbol of Western progress.